Low-Carb Ice Cream Sandwiches Announced:
May 28 — NEW PRODUCT:
Silhouette Brands today announced its new Skinny Carb low-carbohydrate ice cream sandwiches (7g of net carbs), which the company says have 70% fewer digestible grams of carbs than other ice cream sandwiches.
The product, sold in a 4-pack, comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors. Skinny Carb ice cream sandwiches will be available nationwide by June. Silhouette's current low-carb product line includes Skinny Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Skinny Carb Vanilla Caramel Pecan Bars.
Atkins Responds to Dieter Lawsuit:
May 27 — ATKINS DIET:
Atkins Nutritionals has responded to the cholesterol claims and lawsuit brought on by Jody Gorran
and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM):
Atkins generally doesn't comment on litigation. But in this case, we must pose some questions before
this story gets out of hand. Even today's New York Times article raises the possibility that, as the
science certainly would suggest, this case has no merit. Further, PCRM and the complainant suggest
that the lawsuit is just for publicity. We should not let the real issue, providing people with a
scientifically validated nutritional choice in the face of a worldwide obesity and type 2 diabetes
epidemic, be manipulated by this extremist animal rights vegan group.
Low-Carb Dieter Sues Atkins Over High Cholesterol:
May 27 — ATKINS DIET:
The New York Times is reporting that a 53-year-old Florida man sued the estate of Dr. Robert C. Atkins
and Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. on Wednesday. In the suit, which
appears to be the first to involve the popular low-carb diet, the man claims that following the Atkins
lifestyle for two years raised his cholesterol so much (from 146 to 230) that his arteries became clogged
and required a medical procedure to clear them.
The plaintiff, Jody Gorran, who is being assisted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible
Medicine, an advocacy group that supports a vegan diet, is seeking $28,000 in damages. Mr. Gorran
said he was using the suit to tell other people about the dangers of the diet and to have its
promoters include warnings in books, other products and websites.
In responding to a request for comment, a representative for Atkins Nutritionals and the estate of
Dr. Atkins said they stood by "the science that has repeatedly reaffirmed the safety and health
benefits of Atkins."
Centrum Intros Carb Assist Multivitamin for Low-Carb:
May 26 — NEW PRODUCT:
Centrum has announced Carb Assist, a new
multivitamin dedicated to low-carb dieters. As we have mentioned before, taking a multivitamin is an
important part of any low-carb diet. What's special about Carb Assist?
Centrum Carb Assist is a complete multivitamin/mineral to help supplement a low carbohydrate
lifestyle. Thus it is formulated with high levels of the B vitamins — niacin, thiamin, riboflavin,
vitamins B6 and B12 — as well as the antioxidants selenium, manganese,
and vitamins C and E.
Centrum Carb Assist is available now.
Nestle to Launch Low-Carb KitKat, Rolo in UK:
May 26 — NEW PRODUCTS:
Nestlé Rowntree, the British arm of Nestlé,
has announced that it will launch low-carb versions of KitKat and Rolo. The company says
it has cut the carb content of a two-fingered KitKat from 13g to 5.9g and a pack of Rolos from
39.6g to 5.9g, by using sugar substitutes. There's no word on whether the low-carb candies will
be made available in the U.S.
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